Comestible: Summer 2016 (Issue 2)
This second issue of Comestible, released summer 2016, is devoted to the theme of "origin," this issue of Comestible takes us to the lands of coffee, chocolate and wine. We also travel to the beaches of Brittany, France to learn about traditional marine foraging, and on the other side of the world in the Bay Area, we explore the world of natural dyeing. As always, there is a collection of seasonal recipes, as well as an illustrated guide to local produce, which you can color if you feel so inspired.
Details: 64 pages, 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Bound in saddle stitch, to make it easier to open and lay flat when you're putting it on your kitchen counter to make a recipe. Printed on recycled, FSC-certified paper at a local, Pacific Northwest-based printer.
Part food narrative, part food guide, part cookbook, Comestible is a quarterly print publication devoted to real food. In this day and age we are inundated with food media; glossy food magazines, elaborate food blogs, celebrity status chefs. But has all of this made us eat better? Not quite.We live in a world of extremes, obesity and fast food on one end and the superfood craze on the other. Certainly there has to be something in between. This is where Comestible comes in. Part food narrative, part food guide, part cookbook, this is a journal devoted to real food.
Comestible is themed by season, based on the belief that we should all live a little more in balance with the natural world, not just because it's what makes sense, but because it's what's good for us. There will be guides to what's in season (think of it like a simplified Farmer's Almanac) and how to put that food to use; the kind of guidebook you wish was available next to the farmers market stand when you're wondering what to do with all those vegetables. Ultimately, Comestible is a celebration of real food, accessible to real people. Simple, informative and fun, Comestible should inspire you to do more with your food. To cook something, the plant tomatoes, to build a beehive.
Comestible is about celebrating the one thing that sustains us and brings us together, no matter who we are or where we are in the world.